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How many aircraft have you flown in - in your life time ??

Old 17th Aug 2018, 19:18
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Originally Posted by Super VC-10
All you chaps and chapesses claiming the DH Comet, I presume it's the 106 and not the 88.
Indeed.. It was XS 235 - the A&AEE Comet..
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Old 17th Aug 2018, 19:26
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1% of responses are actually answering your question. My question is why do you want to know the number of aircraft? Why not ask the number of flights or the number of different types of aircraft? Why the number of aircraft? What do you hope to glean by your question, other than concluding that people generally answer their own question and disregard your original question?

My answer to your question is approximately 185.
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Old 18th Aug 2018, 00:54
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Originally Posted by evansb
1% of responses are actually answering your question. My question is why do you want to know the number of aircraft? Why not ask the number of flights or the number of different types of aircraft? Why the number of aircraft? What do you hope to glean by your question, other than concluding that people generally answer their own question and disregard your original question?

My answer to your question is approximately 185.
What are you trying to prove evansb....?? The OP provided a list of types so not too surprising others followed suit....

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Old 19th Aug 2018, 11:31
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The Tin Triangle, Side?
I am impressed.
Up front, or down the back?
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Old 19th Aug 2018, 11:42
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Down the back. I was going to GK for a meeting and hitched a cheap day return ride.
Amused to hear the "Enemy coast ahead" call on coasting in!
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Old 19th Aug 2018, 11:45
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Originally Posted by evansb
1% of responses are actually answering your question. My question is why do you want to know the number of aircraft? Why not ask the number of flights or the number of different types of aircraft? Why the number of aircraft? What do you hope to glean by your question, other than concluding that people generally answer their own question and disregard your original question?

My answer to your question is approximately 185.
Given that the OP answered the original question by listing aircraft types (rather than the number of aluminium tubes s/he has actually sat in) I think it's safe to assume that s/he wanted the number of types. Unless, of course, you are suggesting that the OP has only flown once on each individual type listed (possible, I grant you, but unlikely).
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Old 19th Aug 2018, 12:48
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Five types (as pax) above PA31 size that I forgot to add to my list (How many aircraft have you flown in - in your life time ??):
CRJ200
Aero Commander 690
Piper T1040
Queen Air
C404 Titan


As others have added many types smaller than 'PA31 size', I shall add them in too (all as pax):
PA30 Twin Comanche
PA23 Aztec
PA34 Seneca
C310
C401
C402
PA28 Cherokee and Warrior
PA32 Cherokee Six and Saratoga
PA38 Tomahawk
C150/C152 (both)
C172
C182
C185
C206
C210
AA1
AA5
Ercoupe
Helio Courier
Navion
Maule

I've been pax in a couple of helicopters, but do they count?
(I've also left a couple of aeroplane types out...)

As I've said: ... and then I've flown a few myself.
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Old 19th Aug 2018, 14:30
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Originally Posted by sidevalve
Down the back. I was going to GK for a meeting and hitched a cheap day return ride.
Amused to hear the "Enemy coast ahead" call on coasting in!
Which would support my contention that we could all remember the detail of one-off or few flights with specific detail where we made many flights in one type.

Islander Inverness to probably Glasgow and no idea why, but being walked to the aircraft, door opened, stepped into seat, hostess handed me a Scotsman (no sniggering please), and returned to the terminal.
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Old 14th Sep 2018, 21:22
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Here are some of the following.
B727-200
B737
B747
C-130
Cessna 152
Chinook
Chipmunk
Concorde
DC-3
K7 Glider
K8 Glider
Venture T2 Glider
Lockheed L-188 Electra
Lockheed L-1011
PA-28
Sikorsky S-58T
Sikorsky S-61
Shorts 360
Nimrod
VC-10
Victor K2
Vickers Vanguard
Tristar.
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Old 14th Sep 2018, 22:47
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Glad someone's revived this. I'd forgotten a very important aeroplane off my list:

Beaver (sadly not with floats though -- GtW please note!)
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Old 14th Sep 2018, 23:39
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Just to be reprehensible: these lists are the equivalent of saying I sat on this train or bus. I accept that if one actually piloted an aircraft that would have some kudos, but to list the different cars, buses, trains, trams, taxis, (and for the dinosaurs out there), planes one had travelled in as a passenger seems somewhat precious and, to be honest, rather naff.
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Old 15th Sep 2018, 00:08
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Vickers Vicount when I was six years old was my first flight. DC-6 on the way back home. Then I decided that I wanted to be a pilot. I was more impressed with the Vicount. Those big windows. 54 years ago. I have flown all of the Boeings except the 777 and 787. And the DC-8.
I am not sure which I love more, the DC-8 or the 747. As a passenger I have lost the count.
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Old 15th Sep 2018, 00:09
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I have flown in never more than one at a time, on numerous occasions.

About a year ago I took my first flight in a CS300, now the A220. A dozen days after that, I took my second flight in a CS300. I believe I flew POSH, or perhaps it was the opposite. Either way, it was a scheduled airline flight, I was a passenger, I was given a sandwich and beverage, my seat was reasonably comfortable, the temperature and humidity were within specified limits. As far as it being an accomplishment, I can state categorically that I bought my ticket and found my way to the appropriate gate on time. I doubt that's going to win me the Harmon Trophy, however.
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Old 15th Sep 2018, 07:14
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HQ, spoil sport. Perhaps better in history and nostalgia, it was a good brain exercise and brought memories back of some memorable flights.

Three Egyptair flights in May 1973 were particularly memorable. One, our luggage followed by a separate flight. The airfield was a military one as the civil air port was closed. Fascinating seeing all the Soviet kit burning and turning, ADA pits all fully manned.

The next where we all trooped out to the aircraft. They counted the pax stopped us with an arm in the middle of a family. Like a bus, the aircraft was now full. They relented and let the others through.

Finally, on taxiing out, the aircraft accelerated, nose wheel unstuck, and then reverse pitch was selected before the pilot made a tight high-speed turn on to the runway and off.

I am sure these types of memories were rekindled by many.
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Old 3rd Feb 2019, 12:40
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How many aircraft have I flown in my lifetime?

1. A330, A340
2. A319,A320, A321
3. MD-80, DC-9
4. Lear 25
5. CE501
6. Sa227
7. R-22
8. Blanik Glider
9. B-727 FE
10. B-747 FE
11. BE200, BE100, BE 90, C-208
12. C-210,C185 wheels and floats and skis, C-182, C172, C-152, C150
13. Blanica Scout, Citabria, Beech Dutchess, PA-31, Aztec, Siminole, Baron, C-421, C210
14. Super cub wheels, floats, skis
15. Pa-14, PA-12, Tailorcraft, J-3
16. Hang gliders old Eipper formance kites

25,000 hours

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Old 3rd Feb 2019, 13:35
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Originally Posted by Trossie
Beaver (sadly not with floats though -- GtW please note!)
I've flown in many Beavers with floats, but never one without - waste of a good Beaver.
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Old 3rd Feb 2019, 16:52
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This is a fascinating thread, with an amazing variety of aircraft Ppruners have piloted. But so little mention of microlights! For my sins I have flown, as P1, in the following
Bantam B22
Cosmik EV-97 Eurostar
Cyclone AX-3
Ikarus c-42
RANS S6
Spacek SD-2 Minisport
TEAM Minimax 91
Thruster T-600
Thruster TST

Plus a few gliders in my youth!

Andy

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Old 3rd Feb 2019, 18:54
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Flown as PIC / Instructor:

Gliders - Tutor, K13, K7, K21, K6E, K6CR, Pilatus B4, Club Libelle, Std Libelle, ASW19

Microlights - Flash, Flash2, Flash2A, Blade, Mercury, Hornet, XL, Q, Quantum, Quasar, Quik, Chaser S, Scorcher, Puma / Sprint, Medway Raven, Sirocco, Shadow B, C, D, Streak SL, StarStreak, Snowbird, Chevvron, Spectrum, Renegade Spirit, Thruster T600/TST, XAir, Mistral, Savannah, Skyranger, MW6, C42, Rans S6, Jabiru, Cyclone AX3, EV97 Eurostar

Light aircraft - C150, 152, 172, 182, Cherokee, Warrior, Arrow, Seneca, Super Cub, Auster, Jodel, Europa Classic Monowheel /XS Tri gear, DA42 Twinstar

ATPL(A) - 737 classic / NG, BAe146, Avro RJ85

CPL(H) - R22, R44, B206

I’m sure I’ve left a few off.
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Old 3rd Feb 2019, 23:53
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From 1946 on.
Dragon Rapide
Autocrat
Anson
Oxford
Sedbergh
T-31
Auster 6
Avro 748
Bristol Freighter
Magister
Tiger Moth
Chipmunk
BAC 1-11
B-737 (various series)
B-747
B-757
Tristar
L-1011
A-319
A-321
A-340
A-380
Tri-Pacer
Rallye
Saab 2000
BAe 146
IL-86
Tu-154
Wilga
Motor Blanik
Aero 45
Er, that's it...
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Old 4th Feb 2019, 00:48
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Not a single yet. But I have the plan to visit some places this year.
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